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Jerzy enters a train set for the Baltic coast. He seems to be on the run from something - as does the strange woman with whom he must share a sleeping compartment.

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Jerzy Kawalerowicz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucyna Winnicka ... Marta
Leon Niemczyk ... Jerzy
Teresa Szmigielówna ... Lawyer's Wife
Zbigniew Cybulski ... Staszek
Helena Dabrowska Helena Dabrowska ... Train Controller
Ignacy Machowski ... Passenger
Roland Glowacki Roland Glowacki ... Murderer
Aleksander Sewruk ... Lawyer
Zygmunt Zintel ... Passenger Suffering from Insomnia
Tadeusz Gwiazdowski Tadeusz Gwiazdowski ... Train Controller
Witold Skaruch ... Priest
Michal Gazda ... Passenger Flirting with Lawyer's Wife
Zygmunt Malawski ... Policeman
Józef Lodynski ... Plain-Clothes Policeman
Kazimierz Wilamowski Kazimierz Wilamowski ... Passenger Sleeping in the Train Controller's Car
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Jerzy enters a train set for the Baltic coast. He seems to be on the run from something - as does the strange woman with whom he must share a sleeping compartment. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

6 September 1959 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Baltic Express See more »

Filming Locations:

Hel, Pomorskie, Poland See more »

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Zespól Filmowy "Kadr" See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Hauntingly captivating
2 July 2012 | by tim_dearing-1See all my reviews

Sadly, I can't agree with most people who find this film to be Hitchcockesque in its representation of a thriller.

To say this would be to say that your Jaguar is just like a Mercedes. They might both be fine cars, but they are in no way alike.

The really quite simplistic plot travels at a slow and in many ways, inexplicable pace. There is little tension built up, and, for the most part, little mystery to be found.

However, don't take any of this to be a retrograde description.

The various small character subplots and interactions are wonderful. The whole journey has a quite haunting feel to it, which I find I am at loss to explain, because if I analyse the film, there is no real reason to this feeling. And yet, there it is.

The beautiful and mysterious Lucyna Winnicka is utterly mesmerising.

In so many ways this film shouldn't work with anything like the power it achieves, but somehow it does. If it captures you in the way it has me, then it will stay with you long after the event, from the strange individual passengers right down to the oh so ethereal soundtrack.

I am without explanation, but I truly hope it gives you the feeling of something wonderful it gave me.


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